MONTREAL - The Canadiens are back on the winning track courtesy of a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
This wasn't just any game night at the Bell Centre.
The Habs did a marvelous job of celebrating their 110th anniversary, holding a Captains' Reunion to mark the occasion.
In conjunction with the event, 11 of the team's 12 retired captains were on site to participate in the festivities.
The forever popular Saku Koivu was in the house, of course, making the trek across the pond from Finland.
Love really was in the air leading up to the pregame ceremonies.
The current players even sported special warmup jerseys in honor of their favorite Canadiens legends.
The Habs hit a home run with their special pregame video, as per usual.
And then the welcome backs began...
Max Domi took a bit of a tumble when it came time to meet the former captains at center ice for a group photo.
There were no goals to report in the first period until the very, very end of the frame.
With 0.1 seconds remaining before the break, Phillip Danault snapped an eight-game goal drought with his seventh marker of the 2019-20 campaign.
Assistant captain Brendan Gallagher collected the lone helper on the play, reaching the 20-point plateau for the eighth straight season.
Danault also reached the 20-point plateau for the fourth consecutive year.
With 6:30 left in the second period, Gallagher put the Canadiens up 2-0 courtesy of his team-leading 11th goal of the season.
Gallagher tipped a Shea Weber blast on Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss and proceeded to bury his own rebound.
The Habs outshot the Islanders 13-6 in the middle stanza, and 25-13 through 40 minutes of play.
Jeff Petry struck early in the third period to further extend the lead to 3-0.
His point shot tipped off Islanders forward Josh Bailey and beat Greiss at the 2:53 mark of the period.
That snapped Petry's 21-game goal drought dating back to October 15 against Tampa Bay. It was his third goal of the season.
Just 41 seconds later, though, Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield cut the lead to 3-1.
Then, Islanders sniper Mathew Barzal made it 3-2 with 2:29 left in regulation.
Weber added an empty-netter for the Canadiens with 27.1 seconds left to seal the deal.
That's the way things finished up.
The Canadiens outshot the Islanders 39-24, and snapped their eight-game winless streak along the way.
It was their first win since November 15.
The Habs will be back in action on Thursday nightwhen they play host to the Colorado Avalanche at the Bell Centre.